LL.M. Specialization in Critical Race Studies

Specialization Requirements

To be awarded the specialization in Critical Race Studies, students must maintain a B- (2.7) grade average in courses taken for the specialization.

Visit our course list for detailed descriptions of the courses listed below. Prospective students should bear in mind that, due to curriculum scheduling and faculty availability, not every class listed is taught each year. This is most often true in the case of seminar courses. A sufficient number of courses will be available to enable those students who choose to specialize to satisfy the specialization requirements.

Required Courses:

  • 214. Civil Rights
  • 266. Critical Race Theory

Group A (At least one course is required)

  • M267. Federal Indian Law
  • 273. International Human Rights Law
  • M315. Asian American Jurisprudence
  • 645. Seminar: Race Conscious Remedies
  • 661. Seminar: Latinos and the Law
  • 663. Seminar: Transnational Critical Race Theory

Group B (Sum of courses from Groups A and B must equal at least two)

  • 202. Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • 212. Federal Courts
  • 260. Labor Law I
  • 263. Employment Discrimination
  • 282. Education and the Law
  • 316. Disability Law
  • 318. Law and Sexuality
  • 329. Women and the Law
  • 331. Immigration Law
  • 335. Religious Legal Systems: Jewish Law
  • 363. Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • 367. Law and Terrorism
  • 376. Law and Dissent
  • 389. Prison Law and Policy
  • 510. Seminar: Rebellious Lawyering Workshop and Speaker Series
  • 532. Seminar: Youth and Justice
  • 541. Seminar: Problem Solving in the Public Interest
  • 542. Seminar: Comparative Sexual Orientation Law
  • 549. Seminar: Islamic Jurisprudence
  • 566. Seminar: Laws of War and the War(s) on Terror
  • 624. Seminar: Legal Philosophy -- Feminist Contributions
  • 625. Seminar: Community Lawyering and Low Wage Worker Organizing
  • 639. Seminar: Political Asylum and Refugee Law
  • 655. Seminar: Feminist Legal Theory
  • 706. Clinical: Public Policy Advocacy
  • 712. Clinical: Street Law -- American Legal Education
  • 728. Clinical: Tribal Legal Development and Appellate Clinic

Writing Requirement

A writing requirement for LL.M. students pursuing the specialization in Critical Race Studies is not mandatory, but may be recommended on a case-by-case basis.